Projects

Our conservation projects strengthen the link between wetlands, wildlife and people, in the UK and beyond. Find out more about what we do.

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Severn Vision

Severn Vision

With the largest tidal range in Europe, a vast array of wildlife, rich cultural heritage and a wild and beautiful landscape, the Severn Estuary is one of the UK’s great natural wonders and a globally important site for nature. But it needs our help...

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Slough's urban wetlands

Slough's urban wetlands

WWT is working with the local community in Slough, breathing new life into the neglected Salthill stream and turning their green spaces blue with new wetlands. ...

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Spoon-billed sandpipers

Spoon-billed sandpipers

The spoon-billed sandpiper is perilously close to extinction. Its numbers recently plummeted to fewer than 200 pairs worldwide. Through monitoring, breeding and protecting its habitat, we hope to stop the decline of this charismatic bird. ...

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The Swan Champions of the Russian Arctic

The Swan Champions of the Russian Arctic

The Swan Champions is an Arctic community of passionate individuals who are engaging scientists, hunters and young people in initiatives to protect endangered birds from illegal hunting, like the threatened Bewick's swan. ...

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SuDS for schools

SuDS for schools

SuDS are Sustainable Drainage Systems. Climate change and population growth means that standard urban drains are overloaded, flooding homes and polluting rivers. This sustainable solution uses nature to prevent these problems...

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Tackling lead ammunition poisoning

Tackling lead ammunition poisoning

Waterbirds are mistaking wasted lead shot from hunting for food and becoming poisoned, affecting many species and the whole ecosystem. WWT are calling for a total ban on the use of lead shot, already in place in many countries...

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Wetlands, human health and wellbeing

Wetlands, human health and wellbeing

We know that being outside in nature benefits our health & wellbeing. We believe wetlands have a unique role to play in supporting people’s physical and mental health. We’re working and performing research to understand this complex relationship bette...

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Wetlands Link International (WLI)

Wetlands Link International (WLI)

Wetland centres are an effective way of raising awareness, creating a learning environment and inspiring action. WLI aims to improve international wetland centres and build the skills of those running them, with resources, community and activities...

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